KVH has developed protocols to minimise the biosecurity risks associated with postharvest including: harvest, packing, transporting and handling reject fruit.
The following KVH Protocols and requirements are in place to minimise the biosecurity risks associated with harvest and packing.
An increasing amount of kiwifruit is loaded direct into shipping containers. Postharvest operators assisting to ensure all containers are free of contaminants will minimise the risk of introducing unwanting organisms that are not currently present in New Zealand.
The following KVH Protocols and requirements are in place to minimise the biosecurity risks associated with the transport and handling of reject fruit.
All kiwifruit processors, defined as "a business that processes kiwifruit products and prepares those products for market", must register with KVH.
Please complete the registration form by clicking on the link below, or call KVH on 0800 665 825.
Growers and post-harvest suppliers should only supply kiwifruit for processing to KVH registered processors. Please contact KVH if you wish to supply kiwifruit to a processor that does not appear on the list of registered processors above.